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spoke a few hours ago, and breaking news, john kerry will speak in about 15 minutes. kerry is in ukraine's capital of kiev. the secretary also visited independence square, which had been the center of protests and where a huge memorial has now been erected to those killed before president yanukovych was ousted. we'll bring you secretary kerry's remarks live when he starts. again, that's in about 15 minutes from now. meantime, speaking publicly for the first time since the ukraine crisis boiled over, president putin accused the west of encouraging a, quote, unconstitutional coup in ukraine and said russia reserves the right to use military force as a, quote, last resort. however, these images, obviously, are stirring. russian troops, who had taken control of a ukrainian air base in crimea fired warning shots as ukraine soldiers approached. all this as we said with secretary of state john kerry now in ukraine in a show of support. nbc news chief fortunate affairs correspondent andrea mitchell joins us now by phone in kiev. andrea, do we have a preview of what we might hear from secretary k
-to-back developments coming out of kiev where secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters just moments ago, and in washington where the president spoke concerning the crisis in ukrain as well. mike the secretary of state and president using versus forceful language, the secretary of state calling what happened in kiev freedom, and the president using words like meddle and intervene. >> yes, both men trying to embarrass vladimir putin on the world stage. the president said it has not been a sign of strength but a reflection of the suspicion of all of the neighbors of russia, ages of suspicions being echoed over the last 72 hours. the president said he want to de-escalate this. they are not making for a major confrontation. and secretary kerry on that score says that vladimir putin is looking for a pretext. here is a little bit more of what president obama had to say moments ago. >> from the perspective of the european union, the united states, allies like canada and japan, and allies in friends and partners around the world will is a strong belief that russia's action is violating internat
to grips with ukraine. the united states and europe have been slated against russia. john kerry and sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will fig fighture. ukrainian soldiers, meanwhile, have been, in some says forced to choose sides. jennifer glasse reports from sevastopol. >> if there's somewhere where the russians have full control, it's here at sevastopol. ships of the black sea fleet halt all traffic, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. if the russian's intentions is to take over ukrainian military instillations, it is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen refuse to yield to the russian show of force. >> the russians take position in front of this army base. we spoke to some of the ukrainian servicemen through the gate. they said they had not received an ultimatum. they said they had no intention to vender the base because they had pledged loyalty to ukraine, and said that they hoped it would be solved peacefully. the soldiers are digging in for the long haul. relying on the support of relatives to keep them goi
in ukraine. stand by. expected here shortly from the secretary of state, john kerry. in the meantime, newsroom with brianna keilar starts now. >> i'm brianna keilar with baldwin. we just learned that secretary of state john kerry will speak assignment this hour. this is after the meeting with the russian foreign minster. when he starts, we will bring you that live. united nations envoy agreed to lead the region after being threatened by a group of armed men who wanted him in a car. this as a solution to deescalate the growing tension may be happening right now in paris where john kerry just met with russian foreign minster and defense secretary said he is beefing up a training mission and adding an air patrol mission. lawmakers are going tit for tat. that would confiscate assets if they slap sanctions on russia. they could vote on a non-binding sanction resolution. for now the west is more focused on economic aid to the ukraine. promising $15 billion in trade and economic and technical assistance. the u.s. and britain agreed in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine.
crimea and russia. we are waiting for a critical news conference from secretary of state, john kerry are, at the center of the worst crisis since russia and the west. i arrived in kiev just hours ago. one of his first stops in independence square. you can see him at the makeshift memorial being created to honor those killed in the demonstrations on the street. the secretary of state is offering money and support to the new government. on the front lines, tensions are rigz. are rising. >> that was a dramatic picture seen at a military base in crimea. russian troops said they fired warning shots in the air as unarmed ukrainian soldiers approached them. >>> most importantly for today, for the first time since this crisis began, we have heard directly from russian president vladmir putin. he was defiant. his first news conference since ordering the military into ukraine. he says, there is no need to use more force for now. he does warn that any force does remain an option. >> translator: if i make the decision to use military force, it will be completely legitimate and correspond to the norm
." secretary of state kerry lands in kiev as the united states prepares to punish russia for the ukrainian siege. and president vladimir p breaks his silence. >>> first on "cbs this morning," a new report could make you think twice on why your doctor is prescribing certain medications. >>> plus we're on the edge of a sinkhole to show you the effort to save eight classic corvettes. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> russian president vladimir putin says ukraine's ousted president is the only legitimate leader of the country and what's happening now is a coup. >> russia stands its ground in ukraine. >> shots fired in an attempt to control the advancing ukrainian troops, coming back to their base. >> we have the top -- >> secretary of state john kerry touched down in ukraine this morning. >> ukraine's navy reportedly ordered to surrender or be stormed. >> russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >>> deep freeze settling in. 45 outside of dallas was turned into a parking lot. >> i'm going back the other way.
for you. america's top diplomat heading to ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with the key players in kiev. >> translator: this was an unconstitutional coup. >> reporter: and vladimir putin speaking out about the represents. >>> president obama outlining his budget wish list and an emphasis on the working poor. >>> and we'll tell you how police in new orleans are trying to keep things under control for fat tuesday. ♪ >>> secretary of state john kerry is in kiev at this hour. he is expected to speak shortly showing u.s. support for ukraine's new government. we are waiting for that to happen. vladimir putin spoke out earlier, rejecting the new government in ukraine. phil ittner watching the situation for us from kiev. and phil this is the first time we have heard from vladimir putin since the crisis began? >> reporter: that's right, dell, secretary of state kerry did show up and spend some time on the square paying tribute to those who lost their lives, but you are right, before he showed it up was vladimir putin who was in the spot light. he spent an hour with the russian
mitchell reports," united front. in paris today, secretary of state john kerry joins forces with our european allies to put the pressure on putin to back down in retreat from crimea. and this hour, kerry meets with his russian counterpart to continue to urge direct talks between russia and ukraine. >>> mother russia, but can the u.s. and europe stop putin's ultimate end game? back stateside, critics on the hill say we should have seen this coming. >> this president does not understand vladimir putin. he does not understand his ambitions. he does not understand that vladimir putin is an old kgb colonel bent on restoration of the soviet of the russian empire. >> hearing adjourned. what happens when the house oversight committee chairman cuts off a microphone after lois lerner pleads the fifth for a second time. this. >> you will sit down and allow me to ask the question, i am a member of a congress of the united states of america. i am tired of this. >>> good day. i'm chris matthews in washington in for andrea mitchell. she'll be back tomorrow. secretary john kerry's meetling
minister calls it a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry issues a new warning to russia next on pbs "newshour weekend." >> pbs "newshour weekend" is made possible by louis b. and louise coleman. judy and josh westin. the walloch family, rosalynn p. walter. corporate finding provided by mutual of america designing customized individual retirement. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by public broadcasting and contributions from pbs viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch studios linc center in new york hari sreenivasan. >> thank you for joining us. international crisis surrounding ukraine benefitsified with many experts describing the situation as the greatest threat to east-west relations since the cold war. russian troops invade territory of crimea in the last hours today surrounded ukrainian mirlts. the prime minister of ukraine said that action brought the neighboring companies within what he described as a few inches of war. >> this is the red alert. this is not the threat, this is the actually the declaration of war to m
this morning." secretary of state kerry is about to face his russian counterpart. margaret brennan is in paris with the billion-dollar plan to save ukraine and stop a showdown. >>> a dramatic rescue in florida. the rush to save a mom and her three kids after their minivan ends up in the atlantic ocean. >>> and will legalized sports gambling tackle organized crime? a former mobster tells "60 minutes" forget about it. >>> but we begin with the "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. >> the u.s. tries to defuse the crisis in ukraine. >> secretary of state john kerry will meet with his russian counterpart in paris today. >> there are reports this morning that russian troops have seized two ukrainian defense missile system in crimea. >> sanctions could be imposed on russia if it fails to de-escalate by tomorrow. >> if you like your health plan you may be able to keep it longer. the "washington post" says the obama administration is rewriting rules. >>> mom and dad a
states, john kerry, and the russian foreign minis r minister, sergey lavrov, to conclude their talks in paris. we expect that they will be speaking to reporters. we'll have live coverage of that. in the meantime, to cnn's anna coren, joining us from crimea. anna, this u.n. envoy had to leave, leave a coffee shop. it was an ugly scene unfolding. tell us what you know. >> reporter: yeah, an ugly scene indeed, wolf. we understand that robert serry was surrounded by up to 15 armed gunmen. they ordered him to get into a car and head straight to the airport. he resisted. he was then led into a coffee shop and itv reporter james mates was with him, and tweeting in real-time as to what was taking place. so we understand that they were in that coffee shop, not very far from where we are here in s simferopol. and as you mentioned in your introduction, he agreed to leave, to quit his post here in ukraine. he is, of course, the special envoy to ukraine. quit his post and leave the country to try and deescalate the situation. we don't know why these local militia had such a problem with robert se
ukraine. >> we're waiting for another statement from secretary of state john kerry in paris after his marathon meeting with the leaders of ukraine, russia, and european ministers. right now, kerry is back behind closed doors with allies after meeting with russia's foreign ministers. this is an additional meeting. kerry was supposed to address the press and head back to paris hours ago. but russia's lauvrov left withot speaking to his ukrainian counterpar. the white house saying no deal has been reality showed. but president pawn and chancellor merkel discussed a possible international effort to improve the standoff. >>> in brussels, nato putting all military and civilian meetings with russia on hold and is reviewing all of its dealings with moscow, the russian envoy accusing nato of double standards here in holding cold war stereotypes. russia has until late tonight to reverse course in ukraine's crimea region or face e.u. sanctions and even possible expulsion from the g-8. the white house is looking to deescalate the situation. pro-russian protesters in crimea surrounded the car carr
on the country. john kerry is headed there tonight. russia has given a deadline of 10:00 p.m. eastern for two war ships to surrender or be seized. putin made his first public appearance today to watch military maneuvers in russia, and earlier today, president obama offered this warning. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they're on, we're examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will isolate russia. this will be a costly proposition. >> nato's counsel will hold an emergency meeting at the request of poland. it feels its security is threatened. bob, i want to go to you first. in any white house, you can be going along, you have your agenda, your state of the union and all of a sudden, something happens overseas and lands on the president's desk. what do you think of the developments? >> it hands on his desk at a time when his biggest negative is he's not a very strong president. here you have this ma
. andrea, thank you. you just saw the press conference. what is kerry attempting to do today in this crisis? >> he's attempting to shore off the ukrainian people to tell their interim leaders they can pull this together and resist pressure on in terms of rising energy prices and also the threat of military force, that they can resist pressure from vladimir putin. he was strikingly passion nal having had the moving experience of walking by the square where the resistance took place, seeing the barricade still there, seeing the tires and barbed wire and flower for the martl mart martyrs, the heavenly hundred, all men and one woman who died in the sniper fire. it was an emotional day and business of trying to meet with interim leaders and tell them that the united states will stand with them $1 billion in loan guarantees. there has been some softening among the allies. here's you've got kerry and the president saying that vladimir putin will be isolated from the world economically and politically by his fans and by having operational control illegally says the united states in crimea. but puti
negotiations with the country on hold. at andrews air force, secretary of state john kerry is on his way to kiev, will meet with ukrainian officials tomorrow. all this as troops have been streaming into the southern ukrainian area. they have been given a deadline, that has just passed. russian officials say they got involved because they were asked by the ousted ukrainian president. on tuesday nato will hold an emergency meeting. right now there's no telling what putin will do. our coverage begins with nick schifrin, live from the capitol of crimea, simferopol. what's happening on the ground there now nick? >> the resistance as far as anyone can tell is nonexistent. in reality, the russians don't escalate. we spent all day going to bases around this capitol and you see the same thing, russian flags flying over what should be ukrainian bases. russian troops inside what should be ukrainian bases. outside an armory, wh where we spent about an hour this afternoon russian troops are digging in. they are going to stay here as long as it takes, apparently. on the east on the border they are inc
it a declaration of war. second john kerry says the g8 countries including the u.s. are all prepared to diplomatically isolate rush a nato is meet to go discuss a response. jennifer, i remember you in a pretty tense stands off earlier this morning when we spoke. is there any progress being made so far to reduce those tensions? >> reporter: morgan that standoff continues at that military base. about 20 mints fro 20 minutes f. it's a base that's an armory, it has a lot of weapons and ammunition and lots of armored vehicles early this morning the russians went in and talked to the ukrainian commander to their layer arms down and turn everything over and let the russians secure the base he declined and hundreds of forces came in and surrounded the base, it was tense. the two commander met and agreed to lower their level of readiness and try to calm things down, but as darkness falls here, the russians were bedding in and we are not sure what will happen overnight. they have that base completely surrounded, morgan, not only along the perimeter but they have gone in to the over -- to the h
of state john kerry. welcome back to "meet the press." >> glad to be with you. thank you. >> for the past ten days, the administration officials and the president himself have basically said to russia don't do this or else. here just friday, the president laying it out when he spoke to vladimir putin. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military interventioning in ukraine. >> now, you've called this an invasion. so what are the costs? >> well, we're now discussing all of the options. this is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. it's really 19th century behavior in the 21st century and there's no way to start with that if russia persists in this, that the g-8 countries are going to assemble in sochi. that's a starter. but there's much more than that. russia has major investment and trade needs and desires. i think there's a unified view by all of the foreign ministers i talked with yesterday, all of the g-8 and more that they're simply going to isolate russia, they're not going
, john kerry, met with his russian counterpart in paris. we do not know the outcome of that. in fact, they've not shown their faces since the meeting began. and for the first time, we're hearing from ukraine's new leader. he delivered a blunt message to president putin. the crimea peninsula is not up for grabs. >> yimcrimea is, was, and will an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> of course, the fact of the matter on the ground is that is not the truth. right now crimea belongs to the russians. i say that because the russians control every strategic point there. they control the naval facilities, they control the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the n
ukraine this morning. john kerry is on his way to the region to put pressure on putin to stand down. >> will diplomacy be enough? we have the latest from washington. >> the secretary of state john kerry is in the air on his way to kiev where he will meet the members of ukraine's government and let them know the united states has got their back. experts are predicting kerry's visit is only going to encourage russian president put tin to show off his military strength. >> kerry is going to kiev. don't be surprised if put tin uses that as an opportunity to do something like air strikes on the ukrainian air base. it's about to get worse not better. there are no red lines for this administration. he draws with a pink crayon. >> ukraine's military has 180,000 men a fraction of russia's million man force. ukraine has 200 combat air force that's one seventh of russia's 1400. they would have a hard time in a head to head battle. now they are threatening diplomatic trouble for russia if they continue their aggression. >> this would be a problem for russia. the strong condemnation from countri
the event was not unexpected and russia did notify the u.s. and in kiev, secretary of state john kerry talked more about dollars than weapons. chief washington correspondent james rosen is traveling with the secretary tonight. >> mobbed by ordinary ukrainians in kiev's midawn square, where 67 protesters died in the clashes that toppled the country's pro-russian president from power last month and where the air is still thick with the smell of smoke, burning rubber, and heartbreak. secretary of state john kerry promised that the u.s. will help the struggling eastern european nation in its bid to break free of kremlin influence and align itself with the west. later in meetings with interim government leaders and lawmakers in ukraine's parliament, kerry promised a billion dollar loan guarantee designed to ease the sting of energy costs. officials traveling with kerry had voiced concern that russian president vladimir putin who last week sent tens of thousands of forces may be preparing for a larger invasion of eastern ukraine. putin himself looking relaxed at a state res dnls outside mosc
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
. >> good evening everybody, as secretary of state john kerry has saved the day in the ukraine without a doubt a hard-working diplomat although not always diplomatic but a successful diplomat. the secretary of state telling russian president putin to order his military to abandon their position to return forces to their own bases in crimea. >> is not appropriate to invade a country at the end of a barrel of a dozen with what you are trying to >> we are dictating what we are trying to achieve and that is not 24th century nation behavior. and i think that it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade. >> the secretary of state was garnering all of the headlines from key have, president obama in washington called it what might be procured to impress her. he didn't wait for them to conclude the live remarks from the ukraine before going live himself. the president's remarks more constrained than those of the top diplomats in his syntax is slightly better. >> we have all seen from the perspective of the european union and the united states, allie
pensula, which is part of the ukraine? secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion and ukraine has mobilized its army now. it is our top issue this morning. president obama spoking with president putin of russia on saturday after warning there will be costs should russia intervene. i'm joined this morning by the secretary of state john kerry, and exclusively by republican senator marco rubio of florida, a key voice on the senate foreign relations committee. also, a big moment in politics. the culture wars in america as arizona's governor vetoes a controversial bill that opponents labeled as anti-gay. how do we as a country reconcile concerns over religious freedom and civil liberties? we will analyze how this could play out in this midterm election year. >>> plus no end in sight to california's an devastating drought. i will ask jerry brown about the effects. we want to begin with ukraine. the latest on the dramatic events in this crisis from nbc's bill neely in simferopol, the capital of the crimea. there's a real fear now that russia may try to annex the crimea. what's the latest
's bill neely in crimea and mike mcfall, as secretary of state john kerry heads to kiev tonight. >> the fact is he's going to lose on the international stage. russia is going to lose and russian people are going to lose, he's going to lose all of the glow that came out of the olympics, his $60 billion extravaganza. not going to have a sochi g8 and may not remain in the g-8 if this continues. >> snow more. 17 days until spring as another winter storm slams the east coast after icing over the midwest and south. we'll have the latest as we dig ourselves out right here in d.c. >> the problems will linger on the roads but should we taper off in the early afternoon in terms of the snow, that will give road crews a big head start on what is going to be a deep freeze tonight. near record setting lows here in washington, d.c. >> and the oscar goes to -- between the all-star selfies and pizza break, it belonged on lifetime performances on films that captured the human spirit. >> when i look down at the golden statue, may it remind me and every little child, no matter where you're from, yo
the u.s. could respond to the crisis in ukraine. today david talks to secretary of state john kerry and marco rubio about what happened since russia has intervened. >>> from potholes in the street to cracks on bridges, the new price tag to fix the problems and improve the safety of your commute. >>> the honoring of african-americans this is still a work in progress. >>> the biggest story now on nbcwashington.com is the weather. >>> this winter has been a tough one especially on the roads. when you combine the snowy season with years of neglect, a lot of work will need to be done to make highways and bridges safer. tom costello has more on what those might cost. >> reporter: building a new expanded interchange to handle traffic from the rapidly growing suburbs, one upgrade to bridges that's cracked, crumbled, patched up and rusted. after the bridge collapse in washington state after a tractor trailer clipped the support beam. now americans dodge the landscape of potholes t the government has put a price tag on what it will cost to get roads and bridges back to where they should be. u
that russia must respect ukraine's territorial integrity. we know that secretary of state kerry will be coming here for very much the same reason, to give support to the fledgling government. over in brussels and in europe there have been a number of groups that have said they are meeting to discuss possible consequences for what has happened. for example the eu head of security, katherine ashton said russia must withdraw, it should withdraw. there are grave concerns in europe but the west as nick schifrin indicated doesn't have the military might to do it but we are starting to hear word of possible economic strength and economic pressure on russia. they may not be able to put tanks on the ground. nobody wants a direct confrontation with russia dell l but there is a possibility of hitting where it hurts in the pocketbook. >> phil, thank you very much. the crisis in ukraine has quickly become one of the most tense and complex issues especially for president obama. new leadership there in the face of that russian military intervention. mike viqueria is at the white house. when the secretary arr
to stabilize the situation in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with russian's foreign minister in paris. >>> and the jet of the future that is costing taxpayers a fortune now. ♪ >>> world leaders engaging in shuttle diplomacy today over the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials in france, nato is also holding talks in brussels. here is is what is at stake. in crimea things are tense. >> reporter: if there is somewhere in crimea where the russians have full control it is here at the port. ships of the black sea fleet block all traffic, military and civilian, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. this is an easy target for the russians. but if their intention is to take over all ukrainian military installations in crimea, then the mission is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen have refused to yield to this russian show of force. the russians have taken position in front of this army base here. we managed to speak to some of the ukrainian servicemen through the gate. they said they hadn't received any ultimatum yet. they s
, that being the diplomatic efforts in paris to resolve the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry is there. he's meeting with other dig nears. we'll bring you his comments live. we'll take a commercial break right now. we will be right back. >> it's absolutely filthy... >> every sunday night, al jazeera america brings you conversations you won't find anywhere else... >> your'e listening because you wanna see what happen... >> get your damn education... >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america >> oh my... russia, as long as none of us are inside of ukraine trying to meddle and >> we're following breaking news at this hour. that is u.s. secretary of state john kerry. highways been meeting with his russian counterpart sergei lavrov. questions being asked, though, it's believed that kerry would address reporters, but you can see nothing was said. we want to bring you up-to-date on what has been happening in ukraine. it has been another day of tense developments. we want to show you a scene outside of a cafe in simfe roopol. he waan u.n. member of the envoy robert surrey being
mitchell live from the state department here in washington. secretary of state john kerry joins me here in the treaty room. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. >> a lot of cry says to cover, but first is ukraine. vladimir putin issued a drill to mobilize troops in western russia. how worried should we be about the military action into ukraine? >> well, andrea, first of all, let me just say that what has happened in ukraine is quite remarkable. it's a demonstration of the reper repeatidy shouthat should send message to russia. and mr. putin should listen to the ukrainians that want desire for change. that's number one. number two, the president, president putin in a telephone conversation with president obama just the other day committed to respect the territorial integrity of ukraine. and i think that's up credibly important. it would be very difficult for me to understand how russia would reconcile its position on libya, its position on syria, its warnings against interveng in another country and then not respect the sovereignty of ukraine and the will of the people there
to allied world leaders. john kerry making the rounds of some of the sunday talk shows. still insisting that this is not a cold war redo, although it's obviously russia versus the west in the crisis over ukraine. harking back to an earlier era, saying it's 19th century actions on the part of russia, john kerry says he's been on the phone with allied foreign ministers over the course of the last 24 to 48 hours. here is what he told a sunday show earlier today. >> i talked to 10 of the foreign minister of those wound ris engaged the g8, and all of them are prepared to go to the hilt toest late russia. they are prepared to put sanctions in place, to isolate russia economically. the roouble is already going down. russia has major economic challenges. >> so secretary of state john kerry talking about going to the hilt with allies, including economic sanctions. evidently military action on the part of the allies or on the part of the united states. no one is seriously talking about that. other things secretary of state john kerry mentioned - isolation on trade and investment of russia, freezi
today, saying that he's protecting russians. john kerry went to kiev squared and pledged a $1 billion loan to the interim government and condemned russia in crimea. the verbal sparring started this morning when president putin broke his silence. >> we have not considered crimea, only the citizens of crimea must decide their future. >> what's happening there is not concern for russian nationals, but based on russia seeking through force, to exert their influence on a neighboring country. >> it's an unconscionable coup and a military seizure of power. >> there's a strong belief that russia's action is violating national law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different interpretation, but that's not fooling anybody. >> president obama accused putin of meddling in the region. both president obama and secretary kerry speaking in support of ukraine today. >> that's right, john. it was plays and cower plays by the major players that russia is having over the face-off with the ukraine. the white house is consulting with congress and it's european allies to co
and the onrequesting crisis in ukraine, and there are major developments. the secretary of state, john kerry, was in kiev, ukraine, meeting with the government there and touring the site of last month's deadly pro it tests. a short time ago, he and president obama made clear their support for that new ukrainian government, contradicting the russian president, vladimir putin's claims that ukraine has no legitimate leaders. president obama dismissed that claim, adding that russian's invasion of crimea was a miscalculation. >> i actually think that this is not a sign of strength, but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling. and if anything, will push many countries further away from russia. there is the ability for ukraine to be a friend of the west's, and a friend of russia's. >> secretary of state john kerry just left kiev for talks in paris, was even more forcefully, said all of putin's claims are false. >> not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims. none. >> adding to the tensions in crimea
when us president rob obama and his secretary of state john kerry held separate press conferences in different countries at the same time both condemning lost power over its actions against ukraine now in washington as an obama urged russia to de escalate the situation in ukraine insisting that moscow's explanation for its military response to the crisis. does it reflect real advance on the ground. something seems to have a different set lawyers may get a set of interpretations but of. i don't think that's pulling anybody in the meantime in kyiv by secretary of state john kerry was talking deafening and write me rush out simultaneously during the fifteen minute news conference mr kerry use words like of grass or provocation and intimidation to describe but lost out when talking about ukraine's internal leaders he had nothing but praise by using words like high aspirations hope and democracy week and then the russian federation's act of aggression. the russian god. out of excuses. friday instead of udon. false oaths intimidation. and provocations. us officials i also did i announce
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ambassadors are meeting on the crisis here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has strong words. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. >> he called it an invasion. now, the talks shift to how to calm everything down before it escalates even more. we have live coverage around the world. michelle kosinski is live at the white house. mcclove lynn and ian lee live in ukraine's capital city, kiev. this hour the white house trying to add to pressure on russia. president obama reaching out to allies by phone one day after he spent 90 minutes on the phone with the russian president vladimir putin. u.s. correspondent michelle kosinski joins us now. michigan, the white house, what is the mood? what are they saying? >> it has been a busy weekend. president obama has been actively working on this today. he's been briefed by his security team. as you mentioned, later on he'll take calls with allies. the uk, poland and lithuania. earlier today, secretary of state john kerry making the rounds doing interviews and
's right, and secretary of state john kerry announced that he will personal reply fly to kiev on tuesday to meet with ukrainian officials. this as other senior administration officials speaking on background, holding out hope that russian president vladimir putin will reverse course and withdraw his troops from crimea. >> late sunday secretary of state john kerry announced he will personally go to kiev for talks with ukrainian officials on tuesday. the administration holding out hope that russian president will reverse course and pull his troops out. secretary of state john kerry insists this is not the cold war all over again, but, he says, russia's behaviour towards ukraine invokes an earlier error. >> you don't, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on trumped up pretext. >> russia has complete operational control over crimea, with 6,000 plus troops on the ground. the escalating confrontation has the administration scrambling to respond. kerry and president obama worked the phones, coordinating with allies. all of them are prepared to go to th
of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> secretary of state john kerry who arrived in kiev also dispute putin's claim when he was asked about it by my colleague, andrea mitchell. >> it's clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens under siege. they're not. >> kerry talked about a meeting with the new government and protest leaders including former pro boxer klitchko. the package includes a $1 billion in loan guarantees. still, the question is how to interpret putin's remarks today. not only did he deny russian troops had invaded crimea, he said that should russia wish to do so, they have every legal right since they would be doing it at the request of the former but in russia's eyes legitimate president. ian williams joins us from kiev. what's the reaction from ukrainen officials to what putin said today? >> a good day to you, joy. it's fair to say that a lot of people have been left wondering what planet the russian president lives on. the leadership here, senior go
at putting an end to the tense situation between ukraine and russia. >> secretary of state john kerry meeting with russia's foreign minister in paris this morning. kerry is also speaking with ukraine's foreign minister who hitched a ride to france on secretary of state's plane. abc's tahman bradley is following it from washington. >> reporter: the u.s. and other nations are still trying to defuse the volatile standoff in ukraine. in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down walking the streets of kiev yesterday kerry saw the shrines where ukrainians died in last month's protests. the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invasion of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: putin says he ordered troops in to protect ethnic russians. president obama warned russia is violating international law. >> president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> reporter: the
, welcome to al jazeera. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet russia's minister, amid a war of words over the standoff in crimea's peninsula. john kerry arrived for talks on-tuesday, the high level meeting the first between the two countries since russia september troops to crimea. ukraine offered little assurance of a peaceful solution. a meeting two the two country's defence ministers on tuesday epded in a stalemate, one said "we have no sign of hope." >> lisa stark joins us from washington in a moment. but jennifer glasse is in the crimea city of sevastopol. good morning. we heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitut
it an unconstitutional coup and a seizure of power and john kerry arrived in ukraine and in a show of support he will meet with the new government and it's part of a u.s. plan to increase diplomatic pressure on moscow. russia risks being shut out by the g 8 industrial summit and they are not backing off and russia says troops were sent there at the request of ousted president viktor yanukovych and phil is in kiev and, phil, another department, russian putin pulled out troops on the exercise on the border of ukraine, is that a sign at all of russia changing its position in crimea? >> not in crimea, stephanie, those troops that are on the peninsula are still there, still the people in kiev woke this morning to the welcome news that at least the war games that have been conducted close to the borders are over but nevertheless the russia military president and the might is still on the minds of people here. outside st. petersburg in russia on monday putin observed the might. war games russia says and a glimpse nonetheless of the military fire power. that same overwhelming force has captured the peni
kerry takes part in one of two rounds of talks with russian officials. >>> we're keeping an eye on a busy day of events. at the bottom of the hour chuck hagel and joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey are due to testify on capitol hill. secretary kerry meets with his russian counterpart in paris. also at 11:00, they are due to meet with nato military alliance and president obama delivers remarks as comments originally suppose fobd cussed on minimum wage are likely to include some mention of the crisis in ukraine we're told. >>> let's begin with our coverage of russian lawmakers drafting legislation that would allow moscow to confiscate assets of american and european companies. the russian retaliation of sanctions could have a relatively small impact on the u.s. russian interests make up 1% of american trade but europe has far more to lose. since trade has ballooned in post-soviet times. just the first nine months of the last year the european union imported more than $200 billion worth of goods from russia. coroner nn's phil black is in moscow. is there an appetite for sanctions
in ukraine remain as very big concern. john kerry says he spokes to the russian's foreign minister. the white house briefing just a short while ago. shortly after signing the agreement, in early fashion, packing up his stuff, and disappearing. it is hard to claim you are leading a country when you advocate responsibilities and disappeared. they have been watching the development in washington, how is the cry issue going to strain the already strained relationship that the u.s. has with russia. >> that's a great question, and all along over the course of the last several days as this crisis has unfolded you have heard everyone from the president to a spokesman here at the white house from secretary kerri to his spokesperson de-emphasize this perception thatting this a cold war redo. there is undeniably this aspect to it. a number of alarms were raised bringing about very forceful statements. near ukraine on the border, secretary kerry openlien waying russia not to violate the territorial integrity or sovereignty of ukraine. that was echoed today just moments ago. and again today secretary kerr
was fired. secretary of state john kerry is expected to touchdown in kiev. is he just going to try to show support for ukraine's fledgling government. let's pick up the story there. we are live at that air base in crimea where you saw the altercation. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, what we understand from the commander of this base, which is a military base north of sa vast pole, he received an ultimatum that by noon, this base must surrender to russian forces. clearly, the situation here is quite tense. now, right behind me, there are cr ukraiyoukrainian soldiers, some arms at the ready. some of their wives and relatives have come bringing food and refreshment for them. the wives as well saying they are here to stay despite the empation of an ultimate -- implementation of an ultimatum. >> two very different narratives being told here. but there on the ground where ben is, you have crew yan january families saying they feel they are under siege by the russians. president obama is holding high-level cabinet talks at the white house. this happened last night. the plan moving forward i
calls terror. meantime, our secretary of state john kerry is in dehe have meeting with leaders of the newly formed ukrainian government as the united states announce as one billion dollars eight package to ukraine and considers sanctions that putin says will only backfire. a live report moments from now. but first right now, breaking news on today's top headlines and brand new stories you will see here first. jon: a major announcement from nascar star kurt bush. what he is planning to do that no driver in the last decade has done. >>> 8-year-old suing her parents for college tuition. today they face off in court. >>> and toronto mayor rob ford appearing on "jimmy kimmel" live. the man who admitted to smoking crack reacted to the suggestion that he get some help. it is all "happening now." jenna: lots of news to get to today. we start with words that new obamacare delay is in the works. apparently in time to help democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. that is what some say. hello, everybody, great to see you. i'm jenna lee. jon: another day, another alteration of the rules
secretary of state john kerry visited independence square and pledged a billion loan to the interim government. john kerry condemned russia intervention saying: >> in a fundraiser tuesday night president obama said: >> mike viqueira has the latest from washington. >> for a second straight bay mmr mr -- day mr obama interrupted a scheduled event. amid on outcry mr obama held out that putin was having second thoughts. >> there have been some thoughts that vladimir putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. >> hours after he spoke a not so subtle reminder of russian force. a test launch by icm. speaking in public for the first time since the crisis began, putin called the outruling of viktor yanukovych a coup. he denied russian troops were in crimea. >> look at the post-soviet territory, there's a lot of uniforms similar to the yup forms. go to a shop, and you can by any uniform there. >> visiting the ukraine, a show of solidarity. walking down a kiev street, honouring those killed by government snipers. john kerry said russia's concerns carry a hidden agenda. >>
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